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Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job After Graduation? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1073 Why is it so darned hard? 

Summary

The question for today is, "What is it for some frustrating looking for a job?" It goes on to say, "When you are in school, nothing seems superhard. You work hard to get straight A's, do research and internships. After you graduate, the real tragedy begins. You apply for jobs, hoping at least to get interviews based upon your good academic record but get rejected all the time. Why is it so frustrating. Looking for a job?"

The answer is really very simple.

You were lied to when you are younger. The lie is that this is going to be good enough to get a job. In point of fact, there are different skills that they never teach you what university. The skills needed to get a job are different than the ones they have to do a job. So far, what you have decreed for yourself is that you got good grades. Well, there are a lot of people who got good grades, the same as you. What is the difference between you and 10,000 other students like you in your geographic area?

The answer is probably not a heck of a lot.

That's where it all starts. You have lied to me at the university level where they told you they getting good grades is the key to getting a good job, just like you were lied to. When you were a kid and told to be good, or else you wouldn't get into a good school. They got into the good school about the good grades and did everything that you are told and now you're not getting the good job even though you did everything right up until this point. As a result, learn the lesson that the advice was not right.

Yes, you had internships. Maybe you coasted. Maybe you worked very hard. It doesn't really matter. I don't know what jobs you been applying for. Often that is an issue because you up if you are applying for things that you are not qualified for, you are not going to be interviewed, let alone hired. Just because the people at the University told you to send your resume for this job doesn't mean they are take on it was right. Just because you have good grades doesn't mean anything to them. They just care that you bring a value to them or you can do something that they need to be done. If you don't have that value, you are just another barista to them.

There are a lot of reasons why this comes up, but the reason why you are not getting interviews usually boils down to that people have lied to you about what it is going to take to find that 1st job, just like the lies will continue once you get that 1st job, what it is going to take to get ahead.

Don't follow the conventional advice. All that happens if you do is the same thing that's happened to all those people in their 40s and 50s who wake up one day and are fired from their jobs and wonder, "Is that all there is?"

Start looking out for yourself as early as possible in your career because, trust me, your employer sure as hell isn't going to.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

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Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

4 0 GPA and No Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1355 “I have a 4.0 GPA and have yet to get an interview.  What the heck is wrong?”  

Summary

Someone wrote to me complaining that they have a 4.0 GPA and have gotten no interviews. Obviously, they are annoyed and frustrated and wondering what is going wrong.

Here's my answer: right now, you are fixated on the 4.0 GPA… That's great. Right now, I don't know what school you went to. There is a difference between a 4.0 GPA from Stanford and a 4.0 GPA from school no one is ever heard of before.

Let's assume it was a good school and concede that point. I don't know anything else about what you did while you were in school because you are fixated on the GPA. Firms care about whether you had an internship that related to your degree. Whether you work in a part-time job. What kind of jobs are you applying for? If you are applying for jobs that require 5 years of experience or positions where you will be managing people. . . You are not qualified for those positions.

There is more than the GPA that is at play here. Without my going into, "You should pay your dues and work your way up," I am not going to give that speech. You need to start talking to people who are already working who you know to see what is wrong. What are you doing wrong in marketing yourself that is standing in the way of you getting a job.

Now, that may seem frustrating. "Why do I have to do that?" What you are doing isn't working. You have to adapt. The world is not waiting for another 4.0 GPA. Unless the 4.0 GPA has done something that matters to them.

I don't know if you have a 4.0 GPA with a major in history and applying for IT positions for which you are not qualified. I could go on and on but the fact is you announcing that you have a 4.0 GPA doesn't tell me anything that's useful and you are probably sabotaging your own job search. Talk to people locally who you know. Talk to friends who have already landed. Talk to your parents. Talk to your college advisor. Be prepared to show them your resume and talk with them about what you are doing wrong and be prepared to talk about what you should be doing differently.

My site, JobSearchCoachingHQ. com can help you a lot. I hope you find it helpful.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

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Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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4 0 GPA and No Interviews | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1355 “I have a 4.0 GPA and have yet to get an interview.  What the heck is wrong?”  

Summary

Someone wrote to me complaining that they have a 4.0 GPA and have gotten no interviews. Obviously, they are annoyed and frustrated and wondering what is going wrong.

Here's my answer: right now, you are fixated on the 4.0 GPA… That's great. Right now, I don't know what school you went to. There is a difference between a 4.0 GPA from Stanford and a 4.0 GPA from school no one is ever heard of before.

Let's assume it was a good school and concede that point. I don't know anything else about what you did while you were in school because you are fixated on the GPA. Firms care about whether you had an internship that related to your degree. Whether you work in a part-time job. What kind of jobs are you applying for? If you are applying for jobs that require 5 years of experience or positions where you will be managing people. . . You are not qualified for those positions.

There is more than the GPA that is at play here. Without my going into, "You should pay your dues and work your way up," I am not going to give that speech. You need to start talking to people who are already working who you know to see what is wrong. What are you doing wrong in marketing yourself that is standing in the way of you getting a job.

Now, that may seem frustrating. "Why do I have to do that?" What you are doing isn't working. You have to adapt. The world is not waiting for another 4.0 GPA. Unless the 4.0 GPA has done something that matters to them.

I don't know if you have a 4.0 GPA with a major in history and applying for IT positions for which you are not qualified. I could go on and on but the fact is you announcing that you have a 4.0 GPA doesn't tell me anything that's useful and you are probably sabotaging your own job search. Talk to people locally who you know. Talk to friends who have already landed. Talk to your parents. Talk to your college advisor. Be prepared to show them your resume and talk with them about what you are doing wrong and be prepared to talk about what you should be doing differently.

My site, JobSearchCoachingHQ. com can help you a lot. I hope you find it helpful.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
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Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

It Has Been a Year Since Graduation and I Don’t Have A Job! | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1324 It Has Been a Year Since Graduation and I Don’t Have A Job. What Do I Do?

Summary

The question for today is, "it's been over a year since I graduated college and I can't find a job in my field. What should I do?

The original question was from a graphic designer who has been on 20 interviews so far and is nothing to show for. They are thinking of taking a job as a sheriff or a car salesman (I think you're being sarcastic here). They are wondering what to do.

Your resume is obviously good enough because you've gotten 20 interviews. The problem breaks down to you don't interview well and need to learn how to answer interview questions effectively.

If you want to give up, that's your prerogative but you will be learning the habit of giving up, instead of trying to fix the problem.

How do you learn how to interview well? There are lots of ways. I will do a quick commercial for myself and JobSearchCoachingHQ.com where I have curated information from around the web that I and others have created, where you can watch, listen to or read great information that will help you find work.

But, if you want to give up, go ahead!

You can also do Google searches, YouTube searches, look on job boards sites for information and, from they are, practice it. Practice how to answer these questions more effectively.

Have people observe you so that you get their input on how to interview because, at the end of the day when you're going for a graphic design job or any job, you will have to interview… And you've already demonstrated that you don't know how to do it well.

By the way, let me back up for second. I believe a person can dissect their own job search and where it is breaking down very easily.

If you are not getting interviews, focus on the resume. If you are getting interviews in not being invited back for second interviews, focus on your first interviewing skills. If you are being invited for second interviews but not getting offers are invited back for thirds, focus on your skills for second interviews and where it is breaking down. If the offers are coming in low you are not making them, "fall in love."

If you are getting job offers but they are coming in low, there are things that you are doing where you're leaving them with doubts and causing them to say to themselves, "Screw it. If he takes it great. If she accepts, fine." They're not in love with you.

That's the way you dissect your job search.

For you, you are getting interviews so the resume is okay. Get better at it; you will get better results.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule a free discovery session.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Join And Attend My Classes On Skillshare https://thebiggamehunter.us/Skillshare

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Connect with me on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

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EP 1324 It Has Been a Year Since Graduation and I Don’t Have A Job. What Do I Do?

Summary

The question for today is, "it's been over a year since I graduated college and I can't find a job in my field. What should I do?

The original question was from a graphic designer who has been on 20 interviews so far and is nothing to show for. They are thinking of taking a job as a sheriff or a car salesman (I think you're being sarcastic here). They are wondering what to do.

Your resume is obviously good enough because you've gotten 20 interviews. The problem breaks down to you don't interview well and need to learn how to answer interview questions effectively.

If you want to give up, that's your prerogative but you will be learning the habit of giving up, instead of trying to fix the problem.

How do you learn how to interview well? There are lots of ways. I will do a quick commercial for myself and JobSearchCoachingHQ.com where I have curated information from around the web that I and others have created, where you can watch, listen to or read great information that will help you find work.

But, if you want to give up, go ahead!

You can also do Google searches, YouTube searches, look on job boards sites for information and, from they are, practice it. Practice how to answer these questions more effectively.

Have people observe you so that you get their input on how to interview because, at the end of the day when you're going for a graphic design job or any job, you will have to interview… And you've already demonstrated that you don't know how to do it well.

By the way, let me back up for second. I believe a person can dissect their own job search and where it is breaking down very easily.

If you are not getting interviews, focus on the resume. If you are getting interviews in not being invited back for second interviews, focus on your first interviewing skills. If you are being invited for second interviews but not getting offers are invited back for thirds, focus on your skills for second interviews and where it is breaking down. If the offers are coming in low you are not making them, "fall in love."

If you are getting job offers but they are coming in low, there are things that you are doing where you're leaving them with doubts and causing them to say to themselves, "Screw it. If he takes it great. If she accepts, fine." They're not in love with you.

That's the way you dissect your job search.

For you, you are getting interviews so the resume is okay. Get better at it; you will get better results.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His

work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule a free discovery session.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) https://thebiggamehunter.us/magnifi or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Join And Attend My Classes On Skillshare 

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Connect with me on LinkedIn 

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Subscribe And Give This Video A Thumbs Up If You Found It Helpful.

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Mistakes Recent Grads Make Job Hunting | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1268 Here are a few of the things recent grads often do you wrong when they start job hunting.

Summary

I want to talk to you today about mistakes you as a recent graduate often make that prove costly that resulting you being in the job search mode longer than you want to be and sometimes lose your career through inertia. Let me point to a few things.

1. You overestimate your value. Sometimes, career services, sometimes your professors blow smoke up your derrière. They tell you you are worth more than the market really thinks you are. Want to get a clearer picture of what your real value is? On LinkedIn there is a drop-down that allows you take a look for alumni from your school. Reach out to a few of them. Find out how much they were earning at the time they started their career. I'm talking about people from the last year or two. Find out what they got and what their process was like.

2. You don't network particularly well. These folks that you're reaching out to are like gold because they can introduce you to their boss, people at their firm, AND THEY ARE PAID FOR IT. Firms offer employee referral bonuses to their employees and they make money if you join. While you are speaking with them, get friendly with them, talk with them about what it is like working there, and ask them if there any open positions that you as a new grad can be introduced for.

3. You don't customize your resume.You keep sending out the same resume over and over again To every job known to mankind, because your parents are telling you,, "You've got to get a job,"You don't want to send it out to "stupid jobs," (things you are qualified for or interested in). Don't just send it out to everything. Tell your resume to each individual position you are applying for so that the fit looks obvious. Certain jobs are going to emphasize certain points; You will want to emphasize those things in your resume..
4. Your online all the time and not talking to people. You are sending emails, you're texting, You are on Snapchat trying to connect with people. That's fine, but you have to do the conversion from shooting the bull with them and saying, "Do you know of any jobs that might fit?"Especially with people you don't know particularly well, Talk with them about what you're looking for because your goal is to expand your network a lot to talk to more people. , even if these are people who are friends of your parents, they are people who are in "the world of work" And they might know some things that can become valuable to you. They might not be the right person right away, but they might be able to introduce you to someone Who might be the right person who could steer you better.
5. You don't follow up well.You get a message back from the firm because was sent as email, You're not checking your email and not responding quickly. I want to thinking about responding as quickly as you do your friend when a company sends you a message.You have to get crisp with your answers. You have to learn what to say and how to say it properly. If someone leaves a message for you on your phone, you want to call them back very quickly So that, if they want to talk with you about the job, you want to wait a week to get back to them, do you? By that time, 35 other people may be Interviewing for this role and you are going to be out of luck.
6. Not being proactive enough. You are not reaching out to people And doing what are called "informational interviews." Setting up time to pick someone's brain for about 15 minutes By phone, in person or Skype to see how they might be able to steer you on your search. Start to think about what you want new job, the kind of role you want. Talk with them about what they see the labor market is like for what you do or want to be doing. This is going to help you a lot Because you will be out there talking to people.

As a statistic you need to hear. Networking fills 70% of all jobs.70% of the 70% (49%) are filled by introductions the people that you didn't know at the beginning of research who recommend you to opportunities or from whom you hear about opportunities. You've got to expand your network.You can't connect with people. If that talk to people.. Otherwise, You are going to be in mom and/or dad's home a lot longer than you want and that's no fun Because they are going to nag you to no end.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Why Am I Unemployable? | JobSearchTV.com

A college graduate is finding it difficult to find a job. I take a swing at helping them.

Summary

This is a question I read that I think a lot of new grads face. It reads, “I graduated about a year ago from a liberal arts college with a degree in philosophy and political science. I have been looking for job for about a year and 1/2. I've been unable to find a job anywhere at all. I apply to well-paying jobs, as well as jobs paying minimum wage including fast food. I modify my resume frequently and also cover letters. I’ve worked in libraries as well as fast food restaurants. All in all, I have 6 – 7 years of work experience. And, yet, since graduating from college, I have not received any real job offers. This includes minimum wage jobs that I got easily before I went to school.” He doesn't asked the question, but the title says, “why am I unemployable?”

I want to start by saying I'm not here to criticize decisions that you made but the market for philosophers or political science grads in business is pretty small. You probably didn't have internships or work experience between semesters or while you were in school that created value for you and your experience for business. You see, while you're in school part-time jobs go a long way toward establishing credentials and differentiating you from all the other grads. So, you are out there as BA in philosophy and political science and who cares? I know that sounds crass but looking at it from an employer’s standpoint. Their purpose in life is not to give you a job. They have a critical need or some version of need that needs to be addressed and they can’t figure out how you can do that.

Well, you have to do that for yourself. You have to figure out how you and your aptitude, you and your experiences translate for an employer. So that's issue number one. It's hard to rectify the school decision (that you didn't work while you were in school or have great internships, etc.). That's over.

So, the question becomes what can you do now? I don't know how you interview, but, often, new grads interview pretty badly. They do nothing to prepare. You know you have an interview with human resources and you go in there and you haven't practiced your answers. After a year, I'm sure you’ve had some interviews. You can see the questions that you are asked pretty predictably. You need to start practicing answers including now a new question – – “it's been a year since you graduated. We see that you haven't found a job. Why is that?” That’s because, implied in that question is, “what's wrong with you.”

You have to give them a good reason for why you have been out of work for a year. You may also be setting your sights too high for the nature the jobs that you're applying for. I get resumes from people who are recent grads want to be a vice president of some major functions with hundred million-dollar budgets and this is pure fantasy on their part. You may be doing much the same thing. Without skills, you might try and look for an entry-level program that will get you into a call center, sell insurance and, while you start rolling your eyes, look at what you qualified to do and you start to realize that, perhaps, this is what you qualified to do.

This isn’t on the job front, but I also want to address another idea because you are going to of wind up in with cubicle jobs one form or another. They are probably going to be unappealing to someone with a degree in political science and philosophy. What you can do is start a business. The web makes that a lot easier today than it ever has. So you need to go out there and be creative and start looking at ways that you can monetize your knowledge of being a grad and look for ways that you can teach people, help people, support people and, from that, earn a living.

There's lots of great material out there but don't think only in terms of a job. Even if you do it is a side hustle at the beginning to supplement your income. This is going to be the kind of work that's going to spur employers on to want to hire you, because they are going to be curious about this guy (I’m going to use an example here) who's in a call center and has a part-time business on the side that makes as much money as his call center work.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Why Am I Unemployable? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/09/30/why-am-i-unemployable-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1242 A college graduate is finding it difficult to find a job. I take a swing at helping them.

Summary

This is a question I read that I think a lot of new grads face. It reads, “I graduated about a year ago from a liberal arts college with a degree in philosophy and political science. I have been looking for job for about a year and 1/2. I've been unable to find a job anywhere at all. I apply to well-paying jobs, as well as jobs paying minimum wage including fast food. I modify my resume frequently and also cover letters. I’ve worked in libraries as well as fast food restaurants. All in all, I have 6 – 7 years of work experience. And, yet, since graduating from college, I have not received any real job offers. This includes minimum wage jobs that I got easily before I went to school.” He doesn't asked the question, but the title says, “why am I unemployable?”

I want to start by saying I'm not here to criticize decisions that you made but the market for philosophers or political science grads in business is pretty small. You probably didn't have internships or work experience between semesters or while you were in school that created value for you and your experience for business. You see, while you're in school part-time jobs go a long way toward establishing credentials and differentiating you from all the other grads. So, you are out there as BA in philosophy and political science and who cares? I know that sounds crass but looking at it from an employer’s standpoint. Their purpose in life is not to give you a job. They have a critical need or some version of need that needs to be addressed and they can’t figure out how you can do that.

Well, you have to do that for yourself. You have to figure out how you and your aptitude, you and your experiences translate for an employer. So that's issue number one. It's hard to rectify the school decision (that you didn't work while you were in school or have great internships, etc.). That's over.

So, the question becomes what can you do now? I don't know how you interview, but, often, new grads interview pretty badly. They do nothing to prepare. You know you have an interview with human resources and you go in there and you haven't practiced your answers. After a year, I'm sure you’ve had some interviews. You can see the questions that you are asked pretty predictably. You need to start practicing answers including now a new question – – “it's been a year since you graduated. We see that you haven't found a job. Why is that?” That’s because, implied in that question is, “what's wrong with you.”

You have to give them a good reason for why you have been out of work for a year. You may also be setting your sights too high for the nature the jobs that you're applying for. I get resumes from people who are recent grads want to be a vice president of some major functions with hundred million-dollar budgets and this is pure fantasy on their part. You may be doing much the same thing. Without skills, you might try and look for an entry-level program that will get you into a call center, sell insurance and, while you start rolling your eyes, look at what you qualified to do and you start to realize that, perhaps, this is what you qualified to do.

This isn’t on the job front, but I also want to address another idea because you are going to of wind up in with cubicle jobs one form or another. They are probably going to be unappealing to someone with a degree in political science and philosophy. What you can do is start a business. The web makes that a lot easier today than it ever has. So you need to go out there and be creative and start looking at ways that you can monetize your knowledge of being a grad and look for ways that you can teach people, help people, support people and, from that, earn a living.

There's lots of great material out there but don't think only in terms of a job. Even if you do it is a side hustle at the beginning to supplement your income. This is going to be the kind of work that's going to spur employers on to want to hire you, because they are going to be curious about this guy (I’m going to use an example here) who's in a call center and has a part-time business on the side that makes as much money as his call center work.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Mistakes Recent Grads Make Job Hunting | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1268 Here are a few of the things recent grads often do you wrong when they start job hunting.

Summary

I want to talk to you today about mistakes you as a recent graduate often make that prove costly that resulting you being in the job search mode longer than you want to be and sometimes lose your career through inertia. Let me point to a few things.

1. You overestimate your value. Sometimes, career services, sometimes your professors blow smoke up your derrière. They tell you you are worth more than the market really thinks you are. Want to get a clearer picture of what your real value is? On LinkedIn there is a drop-down that allows you take a look for alumni from your school. Reach out to a few of them. Find out how much they were earning at the time they started their career. I'm talking about people from the last year or two. Find out what they got and what their process was like.

2. You don't network particularly well. These folks that you're reaching out to are like gold because they can introduce you to their boss, people at their firm, AND THEY ARE PAID FOR IT. Firms offer employee referral bonuses to their employees and they make money if you join. While you are speaking with them, get friendly with them, talk with them about what it is like working there, and ask them if there any open positions that you as a new grad can be introduced for.

3. You don't customize your resume.You keep sending out the same resume over and over again To every job known to mankind, because your parents are telling you,, "You've got to get a job,"You don't want to send it out to "stupid jobs," (things you are qualified for or interested in). Don't just send it out to everything. Tell your resume to each individual position you are applying for so that the fit looks obvious. Certain jobs are going to emphasize certain points; You will want to emphasize those things in your resume..
4. Your online all the time and not talking to people. You are sending emails, you're texting, You are on Snapchat trying to connect with people. That's fine, but you have to do the conversion from shooting the bull with them and saying, "Do you know of any jobs that might fit?"Especially with people you don't know particularly well, Talk with them about what you're looking for because your goal is to expand your network a lot to talk to more people. , even if these are people who are friends of your parents, they are people who are in "the world of work" And they might know some things that can become valuable to you. They might not be the right person right away, but they might be able to introduce you to someone Who might be the right person who could steer you better.
5. You don't follow up well.You get a message back from the firm because was sent as email, You're not checking your email and not responding quickly. I want to thinking about responding as quickly as you do your friend when a company sends you a message.You have to get crisp with your answers. You have to learn what to say and how to say it properly. If someone leaves a message for you on your phone, you want to call them back very quickly So that, if they want to talk with you about the job, you want to wait a week to get back to them, do you? By that time, 35 other people may be Interviewing for this role and you are going to be out of luck.
6. Not being proactive enough. You are not reaching out to people And doing what are called "informational interviews." Setting up time to pick someone's brain for about 15 minutes By phone, in person or Skype to see how they might be able to steer you on your search. Start to think about what you want new job, the kind of role you want. Talk with them about what they see the labor market is like for what you do or want to be doing. This is going to help you a lot Because you will be out there talking to people.

As a statistic you need to hear. Networking fills 70% of all jobs.70% of the 70% (49%) are filled by introductions the people that you didn't know at the beginning of research who recommend you to opportunities or from whom you hear about opportunities. You've got to expand your network.You can't connect with people. If that talk to people.. Otherwise, You are going to be in mom and/or dad's home a lot longer than you want and that's no fun Because they are going to nag you to no end.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Why Am I Unemployable? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1242 A college graduate is finding it difficult to find a job. I take a swing at helping them.

Summary

This is a question I read that I think a lot of new grads face. It reads, “I graduated about a year ago from a liberal arts college with a degree in philosophy and political science. I have been looking for job for about a year and 1/2. I've been unable to find a job anywhere at all. I apply to well-paying jobs, as well as jobs paying minimum wage including fast food. I modify my resume frequently and also cover letters. I’ve worked in libraries as well as fast food restaurants. All in all, I have 6 – 7 years of work experience. And, yet, since graduating from college, I have not received any real job offers. This includes minimum wage jobs that I got easily before I went to school.” He doesn't asked the question, but the title says, “why am I unemployable?”

I want to start by saying I'm not here to criticize decisions that you made but the market for philosophers or political science grads in business is pretty small. You probably didn't have internships or work experience between semesters or while you were in school that created value for you and your experience for business. You see, while you're in school part-time jobs go a long way toward establishing credentials and differentiating you from all the other grads. So, you are out there as BA in philosophy and political science and who cares? I know that sounds crass but looking at it from an employer’s standpoint. Their purpose in life is not to give you a job. They have a critical need or some version of need that needs to be addressed and they can’t figure out how you can do that.

Well, you have to do that for yourself. You have to figure out how you and your aptitude, you and your experiences translate for an employer. So that's issue number one. It's hard to rectify the school decision (that you didn't work while you were in school or have great internships, etc.). That's over.

So, the question becomes what can you do now? I don't know how you interview, but, often, new grads interview pretty badly. They do nothing to prepare. You know you have an interview with human resources and you go in there and you haven't practiced your answers. After a year, I'm sure you’ve had some interviews. You can see the questions that you are asked pretty predictably. You need to start practicing answers including now a new question – – “it's been a year since you graduated. We see that you haven't found a job. Why is that?” That’s because, implied in that question is, “what's wrong with you.”

You have to give them a good reason for why you have been out of work for a year. You may also be setting your sights too high for the nature the jobs that you're applying for. I get resumes from people who are recent grads want to be a vice president of some major functions with hundred million-dollar budgets and this is pure fantasy on their part. You may be doing much the same thing. Without skills, you might try and look for an entry-level program that will get you into a call center, sell insurance and, while you start rolling your eyes, look at what you qualified to do and you start to realize that, perhaps, this is what you qualified to do.

This isn’t on the job front, but I also want to address another idea because you are going to of wind up in with cubicle jobs one form or another. They are probably going to be unappealing to someone with a degree in political science and philosophy. What you can do is start a business. The web makes that a lot easier today than it ever has. So you need to go out there and be creative and start looking at ways that you can monetize your knowledge of being a grad and look for ways that you can teach people, help people, support people and, from that, earn a living.

There's lots of great material out there but don't think only in terms of a job. Even if you do it is a side hustle at the beginning to supplement your income. This is going to be the kind of work that's going to spur employers on to want to hire you, because they are going to be curious about this guy (I’m going to use an example here) who's in a call center and has a part-time business on the side that makes as much money as his call center work.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.